G R Williams, Imperial College London, London, UK. Abstract
Graham R Williams obtained a BSc in Anatomy and MBBS from St Thomass Hospital, London and undertook PhD studies in Molecular Endocrinology at Birmingham University. He trained as a Howard Hughes and MRC Fellow at Harvard Medical School, USA and was an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow in Birmingham. He was appointed Senior Lecturer at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and received an MRC Career Establishment Award. He is currently Professor of Endocrinology at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant Physician at Hammersmith Hospital.
Professor Williams is Treasurer and a Council Member of the Society for Endocrinology, a current member of the European Thyroid Association Executive and former Member of the British Thyroid Association Committee. He is currently on the Editorial Boards of Endocrinology, Thyroid and Journal of Neuroendocrinology and sits on the EORTC Endocrine Task Force for Thyroid Cancer, the World Thyroid Foundation Advisory Committee and the Wellcome Trust Physiological Sciences Funding Committee.
His research is focused on the molecular mechanisms of thyroid hormone action in bone and cartilage. A major aim is to train and support young endocrinologists for the future, and fellows and post-docs in the Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory have received 24 prizes for their research.